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Quiz about Many Faces of Love
Quiz about Many Faces of Love

Many Faces of Love Trivia Quiz

The Greek language, ancient and modern, has specific words for various different types of love. Match the Greek word with the description of the meaning.

A matching quiz by tiye. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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1. Erotic love - Love between lovers - "in" love  
2. Excessive love for one's country  
3. Obsessive love - infatuation  
4. Enduring love - patient love  
5. Self-love  
6. Familiar love - the love between family members  
7. Playful love - flirting, the love between teenagers or children  
8. Affectionate love - deep friendship   
9. Love towards strangers  
10. Selfless love - love for everyone  

Select each answer

1. Erotic love - Love between lovers - "in" love
2. Excessive love for one's country
3. Obsessive love - infatuation
4. Enduring love - patient love
5. Self-love
6. Familiar love - the love between family members
7. Playful love - flirting, the love between teenagers or children
8. Affectionate love - deep friendship
9. Love towards strangers
10. Selfless love - love for everyone

Most Recent Scores
May 18 2024 : Guest 166: 2/10
May 11 2024 : DeepHistory: 10/10
Apr 05 2024 : Guest 107: 6/10

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Erotic love - Love between lovers - "in" love

Answer: Eros

This type of love is named after the Greek god of love, Eros. He is the son of Ares and Aphrodite and is depicted as a small boy with wings and bow and arrow. Eros is typically experienced as a romantic, fairy-tale kind of feeling. The physical, emotional and sexual attraction is intense, consuming, passionate, sometimes destructive and in antiquity it was not regarded as a positive feeling but, rather, as a weakness.
It comes from the Greek verb "eramai" - to desire.
2. Excessive love for one's country

Answer: Patridolatria

Patridolatria is the excessive love, the worship of one's country. It is used in history and literature as a feeling that incites heroic acts of self-sacrifice during wars or conflicts. Famous Greek poets whose poems praise patridolatria were Kostis Palamas and Angelos Sikelianos.
The composite word comes from "patrida" - country and "latria/latreia" - adoration/worship, hence patrido-latria.
3. Obsessive love - infatuation

Answer: Mania

Mania is the obsessive love, the feeling of emotional dependency and constant need for the confirmation of love in a relationship and it usually balances between bliss and sadness. Possessiveness, intense jealousy, emotional stress and mental pain are in the core of this feeling that torments the individual. It can lead to crimes of passion and acts of revenge.
The word comes from the mythological Maenads, the female followers of Dionysus, who in a state of ecstatic frenzy from intoxication indulged in manic dances, orgies and cannibalism.
4. Enduring love - patient love

Answer: Pragma

Pragma is the mature, pragmatic love we usually see in long-term relationships. This type of love is enhanced by the admiration and respect the couple holds for each other. It involves helping the relationship to endure time with patience, compromise, tolerance.

In his book "The Art of Loving" German psychologist-psychoanalyst Erich Fromm says: "we spend all our energy on falling in love and do not know how to treat long-term love. That is why we must not forget to try not only to get love but also to give. Thus, we learn to understand our partner, to be patient and to build the foundations of a strong and mature relationship."

The word comes from the verb "pratto" - to do/make and it literally means 'thing.'
5. Self-love

Answer: Philautia

According to the ancient Greeks, when you love yourself and feel confident and secure, then you will be able to give love to those around you. Aristotle said "All friendly feelings for others are an extension of a man's feelings for himself."

But there's a second meaning in philautia, one that is described as narcissism, excessive self-admiration and selfishness. In modern Greek, this is generally the meaning of the word as opposed to the ancient meaning.
The composite word comes from "philos" - friend and "eauton" - self, hence phil-auton/philautia.
6. Familiar love - the love between family members

Answer: Storge

Storge is the type of protective love and affection that mainly develops between family members; for example, the love of a mother for her child or the love of a child toward a sick and aging parent. It is characterized by love and care, tenderness, selflessness and commitment. Affectionate people value long term relationships based on solid foundations of trust and respect and many times storge develops from a great love affair or a strong friendship that withstands the test of time.
The word comes from the verb "stergo" - to love: storge.
7. Playful love - flirting, the love between teenagers or children

Answer: Erototropia

Erototropia, also referred as the Latin Ludus, is courtship, flirting, a playful love in the form of a fleeting and superficial but pleasant connection. The people involved may be school children or adolescents experiencing an early attraction toward another individual in a playful and adventurous mood. Ancient Greeks regarded this as a positive emotion and a healthy basis for the development of deeper and more complex feelings.

The composite word comes from "eros" - love and "tropos" - way/means, eroto-tropia.
8. Affectionate love - deep friendship

Answer: Philia

Philia is the strong affectionate love one feels toward another individual which is not based on physical attraction or desire. It is not subject to gender, race, age, color, or beauty and it is described as deep friendship, camaraderie, loyalty, fellowship and concern. It forms strong bonds between people and it can even lead to sacrificing your life for the recipient of your philia, for example in battlefields.

Philia was a much-valued feeling for the Ancient Greeks, much more than erotic love or desire. The famous Platonic love is based on the Greek philosopher's theory that love is not necessarily sexual but rather a union or match of the souls, a spiritual and emotional connection.

The word comes from the word "philos" - friend.
9. Love towards strangers

Answer: Xenia

Xenia is the friendly relationship that develops between a host and a guest. It is based on the fact that hospitality, the love for strangers, was a common and very well-respected practice in Ancient Greece. "Xenios Zeus" was one of the many identities of Zeus, and the epithet refers to the friendly, loving behavior and attitude towards the stranger. In modern Greek, the word mostly used is philoxenia, friend/lover of guests/strangers. The word xenia is also used to describe the rights of foreigners.

The word comes from the ancient Greek word "xenos" - guest, literally, the friend that comes from a foreign country with whom we have exchanged gifts and sacrifices and have formed a sacred treaty.
10. Selfless love - love for everyone

Answer: Agape

Agape is the universal feeling you can feel for anyone, whether it's family, friend, stranger, an animal or God.

This "selfless love" is described as the need and obligation one feels to extend love, care and kindness to others without expecting anything in return. It is a superior feeling and in the Greek language generally includes all other types of love, and also, charity, empathy and compassion.

In the Greek Orthodox Church, the kiss that people exchange after the Easter Resurrection Mass is called agape. Also, in the early Christian Church, agapes were the communal meals after mass.

The word comes from the ancient Greek verb "agapo" - to love.
Source: Author tiye

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